Entries from Jul 2019
Is POTUS a racist?

Morning Joe’s Joe Scarborough and Mike Barnicle discuss a new poll from Quinnipiac University that asks: “Do you think President Trump is Racist.” Comments Barnicle: “The President of the United States is now in a position where he scares people….Fifty one percent of those people polled think the President of the United States is a racist as opposed to 45 percent who say ‘no, he’s not a racist.’ That is an astounding number, and …he’s going to have real difficulty because you can’t scare people. He has scared people.”

Second debate, first night

Listen in on this Morning Joe conversation between Joe Scarborough and Mike Barnicle as they discuss and review night one of the second Democratic debate, where liberals and moderates clashed over healthcare and immigration. “The biggest winner last night was substance—because they actually discussed health care legislation in some detail,” said Barnicle, who assessed the debate on CNN was impressive, educational and filled with substance. What do you think?

The odds of Trump in 2020

Listen in as the Morning Joe panel discusses whether President Donald Trump has enough support to win reelection, after the release of a poll that indicates 54 percent of people say they definitely won’t re-elect him. “Donald Trump in 2016 campaigned as he did—he never expected to win. So, he was outrageous from the beginning, and now he’s in the position of trying to mimic what he did in 2016….Except I’ve got to tell you, I don’t know about the polls; but, there’s only so many aggrieved white guys out there in a pool that you’re swimming in that you could attract. That’s his problem,” adds veteran columnist Mike Barnicle. Join the conversation here.

History is a constant stenographer

“History is a constant stenographer; it never stops recording what happens. There’s got to be some explanation—other than fear of being primaried on your right from all of these people in the House and the Senate, other than fear of Donald Trump. What is the answer here? Why do they fold unceasingly one after another?” asks veteran columnist Mike Barnicle of former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele as the Morning Joe panel discusses Republican lawmakers’ effort to “please” President Donald Trump no matter what he says or does. Listen to Steele’s response here and what he says the party will have to grapple with in the aftermath of President Trump. Only on MSNBC.

American Anyone?

Listen in as Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle—during a conversation about Kellyanne Conway calling four minority Congresswomen, who President Donald Trump suggested should “go back” to their countries, the “dark underbelly” in America—references former President Ronald Reagan’s last speech as President, in which he quoted from a letter he received: “A man wrote me and said: `You can go to live in France, but you cannot become a Frenchman. You can go to live in Germany or Turkey or Japan, but you cannot become a German, a Turk, or a Japanese. But anyone, from any corner of the Earth, can come to live in America and become an American’. Republicans ought to reread that speech, January 19th, 1989. Everyone ought to reread that speech.”

A fun night for baseball

Listen in on this Morning Joe conversation with Joe Scarborough, Willie Geist and Mike Barnicle as they recap and discuss the 2019 MLB All-Star Game, which featured players being mic’d up while playing so they could interact with broadcasters Joe Buck and John Smoltz during the game broadcast on Fox. “That was one of the most enjoyable games to watch that I can recall in years. The interplay between Joe Buck, John Smoltz and not only Freddie Freeman who is very funny, asking for the signs…but, the three Houston players in the field at the same time, all wired up, talking about how exhausted they were from running from first to third. It was just spectacularly fun to watch,” says Barnicle about the 2019 MLB All-Star Game. Join the conversation here.